They used to call it “retail therapy.” But for conservatives, there’s nothing therapeutic about walking the aisles of stores that want to shut down your speech, cancel your bank accounts, or send cents on every dollar to Marxist groups who despise America. In an age when conservatives can’t turn on the TV, send their kids to school, check their Facebook feeds, or watch sports without being reminded about the wokeness of corporate extremists, it’s no wonder they’re fed up. And fed up — Gallup warns — is exactly what they are.
It used to be “cool and countercultural” to be liberal in corporate America, Dave Seminara pointed out. “Today, the Left is the establishment — and conservatives are [the] new counterculture that quietly seethes as companies we patronize inundate us with… virtue signaling.” Most people don’t expect or even want corporate America to embrace conservatives causes, the WSJ’s editorial board agrees. But it would certainly be nice if these CEOs didn’t “aggressively antagonize the very Americans it has long relied on to protect it from government control.”
After being canceled, threatened, and shamed, it’s no wonder the majority of Republicans are disgusted at the betrayal of a business community it has historically championed. In its latest survey, the GOP’s satisfaction with the “size and influence of major corporations” took a nosedive, plummeting a whopping 26 points from 2020 to a new record low: 31 percent. The relationship between the two longtime allies has soured — and fast.
Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy and Research, has been tracking this political drift for the last 10 years, and his only surprise is that it took this long for conservatives to wake up and realize that corporate America is in the tank for the political Left. “When it comes to cultural conservatives, religious conservatives, corporations are on the opposite side of every issue that you hold dear,” he warned on “Washington Watch.” “Many of them fund Planned Parenthood. Many of them oppose your religious freedom — and not just vocally — but in the courts legally fighting against [it].”
Most Americans had no idea how bad it was until last year when Black Lives Matter was burning our cities to the ground, and how did Amazon and Pepsi respond? By sending the organization huge checks. But it wasn’t just the money that bothered conservatives, it was the moralizing. “That’s what a lot of Americans found so unpalatable — that… these godless, soulless corporations like Disney and Apple are trying to dictate morality here in the United States by saying that this is a white supremacist nation, that our institutions are founded on white supremacy, that we all must bend our knees to Black Lives Matter.” Then, in the same breath, these same CEOs turn around and do business with communist China. Suddenly, they don’t care about racial justice. They don’t mind that slave laborers from nearby concentration camps are stitching together their Nikes. It’s a culture of corruption, Justin shook his head, and it’s oozing hypocrisy.
If there is good news, Justin agrees, it’s that consumers are finally seeing corporate America for what it is…..
Watch 13:46 minute video of Justin Danhof discussing Growing Dissatisfaction with Major Corporations with Tony Perkins.